hina attaches great importance to innovative development, and it considers new generation artificial intelligence as the driving force for scientific and technolo gical development, industrial optimization and upgrading as well as major productivity improvements while it s trives to achieve high-quality development, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday. Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the World Intelligence Congress, which opened in Tianjin. The president noted that AI is having a significant and far-reaching impact on economic development, social progress and gl obal governance. He expressed hope that participants at this third congress strengthen exchanges, enhance con sensus and step up cooperation toRead More →

China’s Ministry of Commerce on Thursday urged the United States to correct its use of tariffs, and vo wed to take necessary countermeasures if the US’ new tariff plan targeting $300 billion in Chinese imports takes effect. The US government’s bullying behavior and maximum pressure regime on China violate mu ltilateral trade rules, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a regular news conference. The office of the United States Trade Representative proposed to take further action by imposing 25 percent of addition al tariffs on Chinese imports with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The USTR is seek ing comment and will holdRead More →

China said late on Monday that it will increase tariffs on the bulk of $60 billion of US imports to three categories of rates between 10% and 25%. For the rest of the $60 billion US imports, the duty rate will remains at 5 percent. The tariffs will hit around 5,000 products and will take effect on June 1. It is China’s latest response to the additional US tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which were implemented on Friday morning. The move fully demonstrates Beijing’s firm determination to defend its due interest s and legitimate rights in international trade and economic cooperation, according toRead More →

ciple. So every country has important principles, and we absolutely c annot make concessions on such issues of principle,” the vice-premier said. Liu, however, added that he hoped both sides would exhibit flexibility in the talks. He refuted the criticism of the US side that China reneged on its promises in the draft trade text. “We believe that it is only natural to have changes before a final deal; it is something that surely occurs in the process, so we don’t think the Chinese side has back-walked,” he said, adding that he disagreed with the wording of “renege”. “We just had differing views on howRead More →

Investigation underway to find out cause of fire that claimed 41 lives at Moscow airport President Xi Jinping extended condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday over the victims of a fire on a passenger plane on Sunday in Moscow. The landing plane was engulfed in flames, leaving at least 41 dead on Sunday at Sheremetyevo Airport. Xi said in his message that he was shocked that the plane burst into flames as it ma de an emergency landing at She­remetyevo Airport in Moscow, which led to major casualties. On behalf of the Chinese government, the Chinese people and himself, Xi extended deepRead More →

hina will undertake key measures to further integrate the country’s rural and urban areas and encourage the transfer and free flow of people and resources throughout the nation. Measures include relaxing hukou (household registration) barri ers, reforming zoning regulations for rural and residential land, marketing collective land in rural areas for development purposes and increasing infrastructure spending in the countryside. Experts said the new plan, announced by the Communist Party of China Ce ntral Committee and the State Council late on Sunday, is aimed at helping realize steady progr ess in rural revitalization, driving up the process of urbanization and further boosting the economy. ChinaRead More →

Xi reviewed 18 vessels from 13 countries invited to participate in a naval parade on Tuesday afternoon. The foreign vessels in the waters off eastern China’s coastal city of Qingdao saluted Xi, who was on board the destroyer Xining, in their traditional manners as they passed by. The destroyer Xining sounded its horn to ret The vessels whistled and officers and soldiers stood in a ceremonial formation, saluting Xi as they passed by. “Salute to you, comrades,” Xi called out to the officers and soldiers. “Hail to you, chairman,” they replied. Xi alternated the greeting with “Comrades, thanks f or your hard work,” to whichRead More →

such an unfriendly and offensive manner,” Wang said, adding t hat Washington’s decision shows that the country has become an “oversensitive and paranoid one which has a lack of confidence in dealing with diplomatic relations”. A number of Chinese social scientists have had similar experiences when their US visas were revoked. Zhu Feng, executive director of the China Center for Collaborat ive Studies of the South China Sea at Nanjing University, told the Global Times news paper in Beijing that his 10-year US visa was crossed out by FBI agents, canceling it, whe n he was about to board a flight back to Beijing atRead More →

nsuses that have been reached to make new progr ess in their all-around partnership of friendship and cooperation. China is willing to import more high-value-added Belgian produ cts that cater to demand in the Chinese market, and Bel gium is welcome to participate in the second China International Import Expo this year, Li said. In the meantime, the world’s second-largest economy will work with Belgium to fully implement t heir memorandum of understanding for third-party market cooperation to enhance their cooperation in Africa, the premier added. Michel said Belgium has attached great importance to its relations with China and will d eepen bilateral cooperation inRead More →

was “extremely unlikely” any of the 27 countries would veto a delay. AP”If one country was to veto an extension and, as a result, impose hardship on us, real problems for the Dutch and Belgians and French as neighboring countries (to the UK)…they wouldn’t be forgiven for it,” he told Ireland’s RTE radio. magnitude earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sund ay in Beijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Two earthquake experts said the minor quake was a normal activity in the earth’s crust caused by chan ges in crustal stress, and there isRead More →